Indianapolis police officers return fire on shooter; man hospitalized

INDIANAPOLIS - A chase led to gunfire overnight between officers and a shooter on the southwest side of Indianapolis. It ended with the hospitalization of one person and detainment of two others.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said just before midnight Wednesday, an officer tried to pull over a black pickup truck (pictured) in the area of South Holt Road and West Troy Avenue.

Police said the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, leading the officer on a short chase that ended in the 4300 block of West Bradbury Avenue at a dead-end drive near Wayne Township Firehouse #81.

IMPD said one of the three people in the truck got out and began to shoot at the officers, with some gunfire damaging a police vehicle. The officers reportedly shot back, hitting the man three times. No officers were hurt in the exchange.

The shooter, later identified as 44-year-old Keith Manuel, was taken to Eskenazi Health in critical condition. He was upgraded to fair condition later Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Manuel had two arrest warrants at the time of the incident. The first was for possession of cocaine and paraphernalia out of Marion County. The second was for burglary out of Johnson County.

Police said the other two people in the vehicle were taken into custody to be interviewed.

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